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a Studio release
by
Jordan Rudess

Release Year: 1993

Date Label Catalog # Comments
All songs written by Jordan Rudess.
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 1/21/2002 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 9/19/2011 4:52:00 AM by: Rob
  1. Listen to the Voice (3:51)
  2. Inspiration (5:14)
  3. Beyond the Shoreline (4:33)
  4. Fade Away (4:31)
  5. It's a Mystery (6:46)
  6. Feel the Magic (6:25)
  7. Invisible Child (5:58)
  8. Across the Sky (7:17)
  9. Take Time (7:47)
  10. Danielle (5:18)
  11. Boogie Wacky Woogie (2:31)
Jordan Rudess
Synthesizer, Piano, Arranger, Keyboards, Vocals, Producer, Vocal Arrangement, Drums
Ken Mary
Drums
Jim Simmons
Bass
Chris Amelar
Guitars
Barbara Bock
Vocals

Reviewed by Eric on 05 Oct 2003


Admittedly I am not a Dream Theater fan, but there is no denying Rudess is one of the finest keyboard players in the progressive scene today. His solo albums have been rather hit or miss for me, although this is certainly his best.
With Listen we have lush and at times very romantic keyboard forays reminding me very much of Yanni and his excellent major label debut Keys To Imagination with plenty of drama and atmosphere which can be quite powerful. The only downside of the album is the vocals. Rudess is not the best and at times the female background vocals are too much in the ‘Soul’ vein bringing the music closer to a heavily synthesized version of Toto or some Gary Wright, which is not a bad thing- just out of place with the rest of the material. A nice disc overall, and if you are going to buy just one Rudess solo, Listen should be it.